Future oil supplies, peak oil, oil from shale, EROEI, oil prices etc
There is a lot of discussion in parts of the media about the existence of peak oil, whether oil from fracking shale will delay the peak for long, whether non-conventional forms of oil can keep a modern industrial society going for decades, and what changes are likely to oil prices in coming decades. In practice, there is a lot of conjecture, with different points of view and no future certainty. But it is worth looking at various articles on the subject. Here are a few that may be of interest – a very incomplete list though.
Articles, in no particular order:
The Guardian Is Ignoring The Critical Paradox Of Peak Oil
We were wrong on peak oil. There’s enough to fry us all
A boom in oil production has made a mockery of our predictions. Good news for capitalists – but a disaster for humanity
by George Monbiot 2.7.2012
Oil: The Next Revolution
THE UNPRECEDENTED UPSURGE OF OIL PRODUCTION
CAPACITY AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE WORLD
by Leonardo Maugeri
Rise in US oil supplies haunts Opec talks
FT article which highlights the wider financial implications of the expansion of USA oil production
Monbiot says he was wrong on peak oil but the crisis is undeniable
Many within the fossil fuel industry are sounding alarms. Society ignores such warnings – and listens to potential bubble-backers like Monbiot – at its peril
4.7.2012 By Jeremy Leggett
WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK 2011 FACTSHEET
How will global energy markets evolve to 2035?
IEA’s latest world energy outlook (handy little factsheet) in relation to the energy use steps needed to avert irreversible climate change: –
How Many Years Of Oil Do We Have Left?
9.7.2012 (Peak Oil)
Peak Oil – Facts
Peak Oil website
The Oil Drum – discussions about energy and our future
Finds that form a bedrock of hope
24.4.2012 (Financial Times)
FT series: Shale could bring energy independence for many nations, freeing them from a reliance on imports
Aubrey Meyer. Contraction and Convergence
BP oil production information
Extracting the truth about peak oil
Citigroup: Shale oil fracking has killed peak oil
Is “shale oil” the answer to “peak oil”?
The Oil Drum